A photo of the GOP press conference, back when they were responding to Obama's decision on contraceptive rules. Note everyone in the picture is a bona fide "Hairy Old White Man", with nary a woman in sight. THESE are the folks who say that if YOUR DAUGHTER is raped...she must carry the baby to term.
JUST when you think the GOP couldn’t possibly lurch any further to the right, those ”Hairy Old White Men“ go and do something nutty. Today, the GOP announced that a major plank of their election platform will be a call for a Constitutional amendment that bans ALL abortions, including NO exceptions for women who are victims of rape or incest.
Imagine a teenage girl, as a victim of rape or incest. Imagine one of your FAMILY members as a victim of rape or incest. Would you be comfortable FORCING a woman to carry a child that came about due to a violent crime??!
It’s so nice to know that the Hairy Old White Men who dominate the GOP are SO in touch with women’s issues. Just a few days after Todd Akin makes his ridiculous comments about rape, the GOP establishment comes out themselves and basically says WE DON’T CARE ABOUT WOMEN’S RIGHTS.
What’s even more pathetic is that should Romney win the White House, and should Repubs. gain control of the Senate and keep control of the House…NOTHING WILL CHANGE on the abortion front. As I’ve said before…Repubs know their most reliable voting bloc are people who vote SOLELY because of the abortion issue. Republicans have controlled the White House and both the Senate and House before, and what happened on the abortion issue? Nothing. And that’s by design. They talk a good talk. They’ve talked a good talk for many years. But when push comes to shove, at a National level, nothing changes, and Republican politicians honestly have little motivation to change the status quo.
The Constitutional amendment ploy is purely political. It has zero chance of ever becoming the law of the land, even if Repubs tried to push it. But hey, it SOUNDS good to the ever wackier, ignorant, red-necked masses who make up the majority of the Republican constituency.
Posted in Culture Wars, Politics
Tagged amendment, ban, constitutional, exception, GOP, incest, platform, politics, pregnant, rape, republican
WAY TO GO, JOHN ROBERTS! I take back everything I've ever said about the lack of objectivity in your court. GUTSY move, for you, the Chief Justice, a Bush appointee, to side with the "liberal" justices on the health care bill.
Way to go, SCOTUS!!!
Way to go, John Roberts!! With the immigration ruling, and with the decision today to uphold ALL parts of the health care law…you may have just turned around the reputation of this Supreme Court as a right-wing, activist court. It will be very hard now for wacko liberal bloggers like myself to doubt Robert’s objectivity now. A shocking turn of events. Obama has been floundering, there’s no doubt. I never would have thought it would be the Supreme Court that would have given him a big boost.
It will be interesting to see how this affects the election. Romney this week came out and said Obama’s first term was “wasted” if the health care law were struck down. I’m sure the Romney camp EXPECTED it to be overturned, but now I bet they regret coming out with that statement. Since the entire law was upheld, Romney’s statement now looks like an endorsement that Obama’s first term HASN’T been a waste, that real, meaningful legislation has been passed.
In shock. And (way) more than a bit emotional, when I think of my son, and what this ruling potentially means to someone like him, a young kid with juvenile diabetes.
Let the whining begin from the right!! The news is hot off the presses, and we ALREADY having whining, and the typical conservative LIES about the bill. As a reminder to all you wackos who insist on lying about Obamacare and its effects (From CNN and other sources):
- The law is intended to end the United States’ status as the only rich country with large numbers of uninsured people, by expanding both the private market and Medicaid
- Health insurance for between 12.5 million and 24 million more Americans than if the mandate was struck down
- The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office estimated that the law could reduce deficits modestly in the first 10 years and then much more significantly in the second decade
- Insured Americans may be avoiding a spike in premiums that could have resulted if the high court had tossed out the individual mandate but left other requirements on insurers in place.
- Millions of young adults up to age 26 who have gained health insurance due to the law will be able to keep it.
- Since the law remains in place, the requirement that insurers cover people with pre-existing medical conditions remains active
- The massive health care law requires doctors to report goodies they get from medical supply companies; demands more breastfeeding rooms; requires all chain restaurants to list calories under every menu item, and includes numerous other provisions, which now remain in place.
Horrible! Reduced deficits! MILLIONS more Americans covered by insurance! No turning down the sick for insurance because of their preexisting conditions!!
Tell me again, conservative wackos…why is Obamacare the end of the world in your eyes???!!?
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Tagged 5-4, care, constitutional, election, health, individual, John Roberts, law, mandate, obama, ObamaCare, Romney, SCOTUS, Supreme Court
Congrats North Carolinians. Thanks to your perceived need to specifically alter your constitution just to discriminate against a certain class of human beings, whenever I think of your state, I will think of backwoods, rednecked bigots.
Is North Carolina really SO full of homophobic, insecure, hate-mongoring losers that the “issue” of gay marriage became a hot-button topic for the state? I will NEVER understand how people can be so incredibly insecure about their own beliefs and place in the world, that they feel the need to lash out and bash or discriminate against another class of human beings with a different lifestyle.
A special congratulations goes out to Brian Brown – president of the “National Organization for Marriage”, as I’m giving him the coveted “Scum of the Week” award. How proud he must be to lead an organization whose sole purpose is to effectively preach intolerance towards gays. But PLEASE, Mr. Brown, do us all a favor and give your organization a PROPER name. Your group isn’t about “defending” marriage, as you claim. “Marriage” between a man and woman doesn’t need “defending”. My marriage to my wife is affected in NO way by the legal or personal relationship of a pair of human beings somewhere else on the planet. Gay marriage in NO way “threatens the institution of marriage” as your organization claims.
Hence the call for a name change for your organization. How about “Organization of Homophobic Bigots”? Or “Insecure Rednecks of America”? Something along those lines, Mr. Brown? If you’re going to preach intolerance and hatred, you might as well be honest with America, and with yourselves, about what your true motivations are.
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Tagged amendment, ban, Brian Brown, constitutional, gay, lesbian, marriage, National Association of Marriage, North Carolina, president, scum, scum of the week, vote